ERO position towards XBID

Sep 13, 2016

The Energy Regulatory Office has participated during July this year in the public consultation launched by the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) concerning the proposal to the definition of capacity calculation regions pursuant to Article. 15(1) of Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1222 of 24 July 2015.which all TSOs have jointly developed.

The ERO expressed in its contribution its support for ongoing efforts to divide German-Austrian bidding zone, where the unplanned electricity overflows adversely affect the operational safety of the Czech transmission system. It also expressed its support for efforts to accelerate the implementation of the single interconnection intraday electricity markets. The ERO sees the fastest possible involvement of the Czech Republic in the integration of intraday markets and the implementation of the XBID final solution (Cross Border Intraday) for the implicit capacity allocation for continuous intraday trading as a way for increasing the liquidity of the Czech intraday electricity market and improving conditions for the end customers. According to ERO the functional intraday market enables the integration of renewable electricity into the market mechanisms and thus the efficient investment environment for renewables as well.